Top 6 Luxurious Places to Stay in Krabi

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Krabi houses some of the top luxury accommodations in the world. The resorts and hotels here are have also proven to be worthy holiday destination themselves, receiving tourists who come to Krabi with the sole purpose of staying in these resorts.

Housing a wide array of facilities in relaxing and beautiful environments, Krabi’s top resorts and hotels are indeed worthy additions to the Krabi experience and are especially suitable for those who like to relax in the midst of natural surroundings.

Here is a list of some of the best places to spend your nights while you’re holidaying in Thailand’s popular southern province.

1. Rayavadee Resort, Railay Beach

Photo Credit: Rayavadee Resort

Rayavadee Resort is one of the best options for a luxury accommodation experience. This beautiful resort is highly-rated by travel websites such as tripadvisor and agoda. It was also listed as one of the top 6 best luxury hotels in Krabi by Five Star Alliance, a travel website that is devoted to recommending the best luxury hotels around the world.  However, with high quality comes a high price. If you opt to stay in this resort, be prepared to dig deep into your wallet!

The resort offers 98 double-story pavilions and 4 private villas which span across a glorious setting of coconut palm trees and tropical gardens- the ideal retreat for nature-lovers! A trip to the resort entails an exciting speedboat ride which takes you pass the magnificent limestone hills that surround the resort compound. As you step foot on the resort grounds, expect to be greeted by an authentic southern Thai village atmosphere from which the architecture and landscape of the resort is based upon.

All in all, the resort offers a selection of nine types of villas. The Deluxe Pavilion is pretty much the standard of all the villas. It is very spacious and features tropical décor, polished wood, brightly-coloured fabrics and an outdoor terrace with seating. The Spa Pavilion and Hydro-Pool Pavilion, on the other hand, feature outdoor pools in a garden setting. The resort is also family-friendly providing well-equipped Family Pavilions with all the family essentials such as an extra bedroom on the ground floor, an outdoor dining area and a space for private barbeques. However, probably the most luxurious villa you can go for is the Rayavadee Villa, the resort’s signature villa which offers a wider array of amenities. These include a swimming pool with a built-in Jacuzzi, two large adjoining bedrooms, a living and lounge area, a kitchenette, a pool side dining room and a private sauna.

A stay at the villas/pavilions here range from RM3,543++ to RM16, 277++ per night. The rates are inclusive of daily breakfast, and a roundtrip boat and car transfer from, and, to Krabi International Airport.

For further information, visit the resort’s homepage here.


How to Book:
Book online at here or email to [email protected]

2. Nakamanda Resort and Spa

Photo Credit: Nakamanda Resort and Spa, Facebook

For a more affordable luxury stay, Nakamanda Resort and Spa is the better option. Located on a private land in the Klong Muang area of Krabi, this resort also features the splendors of nature with its rocky seashore and the sight of rock formations out at sea. The resort is conveniently located near Krabi Town and Aonang Beach, which is rather popular among tourists. It is specially tailored for honeymooners providing villas that are tranquilly nestled amidst private gardens for optimum privacy.

Visitors have the option of five different room types. In essence, all the villas are teak wood-themed with warm colour tones. Visitors who come here get to enjoy the luxury of outdoor balconies that are equipped with a daybed, coffee table and some chairs for outdoor relaxation. Even the bathrooms are specially-designed with interior gardens to enrich every second of your stay here.

The Sala Villa typically consists of all of the above mentioned features while the Hydropool Villa features a hydro pool and sun lounges. The Jacuzzi Villa, on the other hand, features an outdoor marble Jacuzzi and sundeck. Most popular among honeymooners is the Pool Villa which consists of a master bedroom, a guest bedroom and a living room, each housed within separate building units. All the three units are conveniently positioned to surround a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sundeck. The resort also houses additional facilities such as a fitness center and an affordable fine dining restaurant which serves both Western and Asian cuisine.

The villas here are priced from RM590++ to RM2,900++ a night. These rates are inclusive of daily breakfast at the Kitchen Restaurant, one Thai set dinner at the The Kitchen Restaurant per stay, complimentary tropical fruits on arrival, free Wifi and free usage of the resort fitness center.

For more information, visit the resort’s homepage here.

How to Book:
To make reservations, you can e-mail the resort at [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected].

3. Aree Tara Resort, Aonang Beach


Photo Credit: Aree Tara Resort

Aree Tara Resort is a 4-star resort, strategically located a short walk away from the famous Aonang Beach. Staying at this hotel allows you easy access to shopping outlets and a variety of restaurants located only a 5 –minute walk away. Rooms provided by the resort feature twin or double beds and private balconies in the midst of rich dark wood furnishing.

There are three types of rooms for you to choose from- the Superior Room, Deluxe Room or Deluxe Pool Access Room. The Deluxe Room provides a stunning view of the poolside or the rich green countenance of lush tropical gardens from its private balcony. The Deluxe Pool Access Room, on the other hand, provides the extra comfort of a daybed at its adjoining private balcony with stairs leading to the resort swimming pool.

Apart from housing comfortable rooms, the resort is also highly regarded for its hospitable staff and for organizing tours and activities such as horseback riding and kayaking for the convenience of its visitors. It also has a restaurant serving Asian cuisine and Western favorites such as the American Breakfast.

The rooms here range from net rates of RM204 to RM650 per night. The rates are inclusive of service charge and comes with an American breakfast for two.

For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

How to book:
You can either do an online booking here or e-mail your reservation to [email protected].

4. Amari Vogue, Tubkaek Beach

Photo Credit: Amari Vogue Resort

A stay at the Amari Vogue Resort is super relaxing and reasonable in terms of pricing, considering that it is a top-notch luxury resort. The resort sparked a stream of positive reviews by travelers on tripadvisor. Out of a total of 1031 travellers, 92% gave a thumbs-up to this resort.

The resorts secluded location which is quite far from the airport and other major piers did not seem to be a problem for most visitors. This probably has to do with the top-notch facilities, beautiful rooms and the amazing outdoor views that the resort has to offer. Quite a number of travelers were impressed with the picturesque scenes that can be viewed from the resort grounds which includes an out-of-this world sunset view.

The resort is also highly commended for its excellent hospitality. Guests are made to feel very important especially when their rooms are decorated by the staff for special occasions like a wedding anniversary or a birthday. Complimentary snacks and sweets are left in the guests’ room every evening for their enjoyment. Guests also get to enjoy free ice-cream and fruits while lounging at the beach or by the pool area.  

Overall, the resort houses 3 types of rooms, 2 spa suites and four villas. All the rooms feature private safes, minibars and private balconies. The suites come with separate steam showers and Jacuzzi bathtubs while the villas feature large terraces for outdoor relaxation. The resort also houses an Italian beachfront restaurant and a sunset bar and lounge, specially set up for sunset viewing.

The resort offers reasonable holiday packages ranging from RM2,399 to RM4,328 for a 4 day, 3 night stay. Most of these packages are inclusive of a roundtrip Krabi airport transfer by car, a 60 minutes signature mood massage and free use of the hotel kayak. However, special packages such as the couples package and scuba diving package come with additional perks.

For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

How to Book:
For reservations, you are advised to contact the resort directly at:
Tel: +66 (0) 7560 7777
Fax: +66 (0) 7560 7700


5. Pakasai Resort, Ao Nang

Photo Credit: Pakasai Resort

Another resort located in the popular Aonang region is the Pakasai Resort. This resort also topped the ratings on travel sites such as agoda and asiarooms. The advantage of staying here is the fact that it is just a short walk away Aonang Beach and is in close proximity to the Noppharat Thara National Park.

The resort boasts tropical garden views and amazing views of the sea from the hillside. Accommodation here consists of rooms in chalets and executive wings. All the rooms come with personally controlled air-conditioning, a multi-channel satellite TV, IDD phones, mini bar, personal safe, tea & coffee maker, and a beach basket.

Guests are given the option of a Superior double or twin room, an Executive double or twin room or a Deluxe double or twin room. The Superior twin room is the smallest room available. It is located near the swimming pool and has a balcony. Deluxe rooms feature larger balconies while the executive rooms come with extra perks such as a daybed and a hillside location. Apart from accommodation options, the resort also provides al fresco dining at the Dalah Restaurant and entertainment in the form of karaoke sessions and in-house movies on selected days.

The resort offers attractive promotional packages with prices that range from RM193 to RM946 per person.

For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

How to Book:
You can make an online reservation here.


6. Thubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort

Photo Credit: Thubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort, Facebook

This boutique resort takes pride for winning multiple awards such as Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards and the award for Outstanding Environment, Design and Best Romance Hotel for many consecutive years. It is well-known for its romantic allure making it a suitable place for wedding and honeymoon celebrations.

The resort offers four types of rooms, three types of suites and two types of villas. The Seaview Room offers a good view of the ocean. Equipped with a swinging hammock, a comfortable daybed, and an outdoor bathtub, it is specially tailored for optimum relaxation. The resort’s suites, on the other hand, feature wide living spaces and facilities for intimate experiences such as private pools with built-in Jacuzzis, loungers, outdoor bathtubs and private saunas. For ultimate privacy, the Premier Pool Villa is the ideal choice as it features completely enclosed indoor and outdoor spaces.

The resort houses two impressively-designed fine dining restaurants-one specializing in Thai cuisine and the other in Italian food. Other facilities available in the resort include a library equipped with desktops, a spa for relaxation, a gym and a gift shop selling all sorts of Thai souvenirs. Also noteworthy is the Thai cooking classes offered by the resort where you are given the opportunity to learn how to cook your favourite Thai dishes.

The rooms here range from RM712 to RM1,475 per night while the suites range from RM1,628 to     RM3,052 per night. The villas are priced from RM1,526 to RM2,240. These rates are inclusive of breakfast, 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Special packages and promotions are also available.

For more information on this, visit the resort’s website here.

How to Book:
Reservations can be made online on the resort’s webpage.

For those of you on a cheaper budget, the Cha Wan Resort and Railay Garden View Resort are suitable choices. And to all you adventure-seeking backpackers, Lonely Planet recommends the Pak-Up Hostel which features 10-room dormitories with spacious bunk beds that are built into the wall.

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